Energy efficient CMOS transceiver for pulse based UWB applications

ULTRA-WIDEBAND (UWB), which is regulated for commercial use of the band 3.1-10.6 GHz by Federal Communication Commission (FCC), has recently emerged as a promising technology for short-range wireless data communications [1]. Impulse radio (IR-UWB) approach which uses short-duration impulses modulated in time, polarity is attractive for low-cost, low-power, low data rate wireless communication applications such as RF Tag [2], wireless sensor network [3], and wireless body area network (WBAN) [4]. IR-UWB has also drawn much attention from the researchers as well as industries with a number of advantages including robustness to multi-path fading, lower interferences to existing communication systems, and precise localization capability due to the very short pulse nature. By IEEE 802.15.4a Task Group [5], IR-UWB has been chosen as a candidate to deliver communications and high precision ranging. Moreover, IR-UWB system can operate in burst-like scheme with low duty cycle, short-active and long-sleep period, leading to a substantial reduction in power consumption. This thesis presents the design and implementation of an energy-efficient low-complexity CMOS transceiver for IR-UWB application. The ultra lowpower, low-complexity UWB transmitter operates over three 528 MHz subbands in 3-5 GHz band. It consists of an On-Off Keying (OOK) modulator and a key block, pulse generator. The short pulses are generated based on the ON/OFF switching operation of an oscillator with subband switching functionality which is mandatory for multiband IR-UWB systems. The relation between the oscillator switching operation and the resulting output pulse envelope, which determines pulse spectral characteristics, is analyzed and the design guidelines for topology and component values are presented. Measurements show a pulse duration of 3.5 ns and a spectrum that fully complies with the FCC spectral mask with more than 20 dB of sidelobe rejection without the need for additional filtering. ...
Lee, Sang-Gugresearcher이상국researcher
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392981/225023 / 020045919

학위논문(박사) - 한국정보통신대학교 : 공학부, 2008.2, [ iv, 109 p. ]


Low Power; CMOS; UWB; Impulse Radio; Transceiver

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